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Black Isle environmental stalwart has announced her intention to stand in Scottish parliament elections by sharing campaign slogan


By Louise Glen

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Black Isle Candidate Anne Thomas shares the Greens' campaign slogan ‘Vote Like Our Future Depends On It’.
Black Isle Candidate Anne Thomas shares the Greens' campaign slogan ‘Vote Like Our Future Depends On It’.

A Black Isle election candidate has shared the the Greens' campaign slogan ‘Vote Like Our Future Depends On It’, marking her intention to stand in the Scottish election campaign.

Anne Thomas, an environmental stalwart in the region, is number two on the Green regional list, and if opinion polls are correct could become a an MSP alongside fellow Green candidate Ariane Burgess.

The incumbent Green MSP John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, is retiring.

The party unveiled its new slogan this week as it launched its campaign for the election on May 6.

Ms Thomas said: “Our future is at stake at this election. Climate science gives us just nine years to reverse climate breakdown".

She been working hard locally to address climate change for the last 15 years, 11 of them as a director of Transition Black Isle.

"The pandemic has shown up the gaps in our economy that allow too many people to fall into poverty," she conintued.

Ms Thomas helped set up the North Kessock Larder and has seen a steady rise in it's use over the last few months.

Patrick Harvey and Lorna Slater, Scottish Greens co leaders said: “The Scottish Greens have worked constructively during the Covid crisis to help with the response locally, make sure our front line workers are tested regularly, to bring about a ban on evictions over winter and make sure our schools are safe.

“But as we build back from this crisis and address the looming climate emergency, we need a recovery that creates jobs and tackles Scotland’s climate emissions.

"We need investment in low carbon industries like wind farms, trains, buses and warm homes. Only the Scottish Greens offer the solutions to act now, which is why we are asking people to vote like our future depends on it on May 6.”


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